Movies are too politically sensitive? In the movie 2012 there is one main religious target NOT destroyed. an Islamic target. According to Sci Fi Wire, by way of Cinematical.com, this was no accident. In an interview, the director said he hoped to destroy the Kaaba, an Islamic holy site, but his fellow screenwriter Harald Kloser persuaded him not to.
“Well, I wanted to do that… but my co-writer Harald said I will not have a fatwa on my head because of a movie. And he was right. … We have to all … in the Western world … think about this. You can actually … let … Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have … a fatwa, and that sounds a little bit like what the state of this world is. So it’s just something which I kind of didn’t [think] was [an] important element anyway in the film, so I kind of left it out.”
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:34 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
WOW! I didn't realize how successful Muslims were at achieving their goal. That's really pathetic.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:56 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:56 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:58 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Is it hypocritical of Emmerich to stomp all over other religions but give Islam a pass?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:08 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
but I thought islamics and muslims were a group of peace-loving people? why would someone fear a fatwa on their head from such an innocent group? surely they would understand it's just a fictitious movie--and blow things out of proportion (pun intended)? i just don't understand...perhaps a peace-loving muslim can explain to me, why we should fear pissing you off! lololol
Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by micheledo at 9:14 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
micheldo....you mean these "controversial" ones?
Honestly, they're no more satirical than any political or religious comic strips that appear daily in the US!
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:23 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Nov. 15, 2009
Next question overall
My DH is terminal and NOW his family wants something to do with him?